What happened to the reblog button?

Why did WordPress take it away?

 

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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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19 Responses to What happened to the reblog button?

  1. According to some of the other bloggers I follow, many things have been going wrong on WordPress in the past couple of days.

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  2. lynettedavis says:

    Otter, I was wondering the same thing. I hadn’t been on for a few days, and when I got back on I couldn’t find the reblog button. The “Press This” button works in a similar fashion, but it’s not the same. I prefer the reblog button.

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  3. The reblog button is one of the few things wp.com has that self-hosted doesn’t, and I’ve always wanted one. I don’t know why they’d remove it–especially since the Press This button no longer works on self-hosted. They said you could download it, but the plugin doesn’t do anything except allow you to put a Press This button in your own browser, NOT on the website. I just want people to be able to reblog me easily, darn it! ๐Ÿ˜› I know I’m not the only one–especially seeing wp.com people get upset over losing the reblog button. Hopefully it’s just a glitch!

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  4. Here’s a support forum thread about it: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/reblog-button-has-disappeared-from-blogs?replies=31

    Given the number of people who want it back, and their reasons why– ” It affects traffic, stats, and getting the content out to a larger audience.” –it makes me wonder why SOME people think reblogging is stealing and make threats over it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  5. Tony Burgess says:

    Strange, although I don’t reblog much its nice to have in case you want to.

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  6. nowve666 says:

    I hadn’t noticed. I’ll reblog anyway by copying and pasting if I want to.

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  7. bobcabkings says:

    I miss it to. An explanation from whomever (Design Team? The Secret Committee In Charge Of Features? The code monkey who screwed it up?) made it go away would be appreciated.

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    • luckyotter says:

      It seems like they are trying to cover up something — like maybe it’s going to be a paid feature now (which would really piss me off)
      Maybe not, but I’m getting suspicious. It’s been almost a week. Lots of people complaining in the forums about this.

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  8. acflory says:

    I’ve never understood people who objected to reblogging. I’ve always thought it was a) incredibly flattering and b) a way to find other people’s blog and be found by them. Win-win.
    I just hope WP isn’t planning on making the Reblog button another thing we’re ‘encouraged’ to pay for [like no ads].

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  9. I have been so annoyed over past days as there have been some excellent posts I wanted to share so I have had to just write a post and put the thread link it. Its most annoying. Thanks for writing this. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    • luckyotter says:

      It is very annoying. Sure, there are other ways to “reblog,” but they are either time consuming or they don’t protect original content from being edited. The reblog button allowed others to link to your post and include the first part of it without them being able to edit any of your content.

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